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Swittenbrink
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by Swittenbrink » April 23rd, 2021, 1:13 pm

Skkipper! Almost had you! My fastest was what you posted, couldn't get there with my 2nd interval. Didn't think I had it in me to pull that hard at that rate. As always, thanks for the challenge 😊
32, F, 5'8", 139lbs
PB: 1min 289m, 500m 1:46.7, 1km 4:04.9, 4min 1010m, 2km 8:25.8, 5km 21:39.9, 6km 26:08.5, 30min 6801m, 10km 48:05.5, HM 1:36:21.3, FM 3:20:54.9

Tandstad
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by Tandstad » April 23rd, 2021, 2:24 pm

hjs wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 10:14 am
Tandstad wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 9:22 am
My contribution for this month :)

Finally I completed a CTC😆But that hurt!

2k WU

Managed exactly 200 strokes each interval.
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
20:00.0 5,799m 1:43.4 316 1387 20
10:00.0 2,896m 1:43.5 315 1383 20
r: 5:00 529m
10:00.0 2,903m 1:43.3 317 1391 20

2k CD
Thats pretty rapid, looks like you pull a 1.44 ish 5k at this rate.
Thanks a lot Henry, yeah I think sub 17:30 5k R20 should be within reach. Did a 36:09 10k R20 some weeks ago with large negative splits, so the capacity should be there.
rtbrouwer wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 12:09 pm
Tandstad wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 9:22 am
My contribution for this month :)

Finally I completed a CTC😆But that hurt!

2k WU

Managed exactly 200 strokes each interval.
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
20:00.0 5,799m 1:43.4 316 1387 20
10:00.0 2,896m 1:43.5 315 1383 20
r: 5:00 529m
10:00.0 2,903m 1:43.3 317 1391 20

2k CD
Wow man, that's simply brutal! well done!
Thanks a lot mate, missing your posting in here, you were on a strong streak last time we spoke! :)
36YO, 188 cm, 109 kg, NOR. Instagram: jtands
1K: 2:59(2020), 2K: 6:16(2020), 5K: 16:44(2020), 6K: 20:53(2020), 10K: 34:44(2020), 30min: 8743m(2020), 30r20: 8416(2020), 60min: 16851(2021) HM: 1:16:19(2020)

rtbrouwer
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by rtbrouwer » April 26th, 2021, 2:22 am

Tandstad wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 2:24 pm
Thanks a lot mate, missing your posting in here, you were on a strong streak last time we spoke! :)
Have been focussing on cycling for the past year. When it's really crappy weather outside i'm still on the C2 for 30 or 60 minute workouts. So the basic rowing conditioning is till there but if you don't row regularly you'll loose of a couple of seconds on your pace. Maybe next winter i'll pick up rowing seriously again :-)
PB: 500m 1:24.8 - 1k 3:13 - 2k 6:48 - 5k 18:17 - 6k 21:59 - 30m 8064m - 10k 38:09 60m 15771 HM 1:20:45
SB: 500m 0:00.0 - 1k 0:00 - 2k 0:00 - 5k 18:17 - 6k 00:00 - 30m 0000m - 10k 00:00 60m 00000 HM 0:00:00

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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by rtbrouwer » April 28th, 2021, 5:17 am

"On behalf of Red Line Rowers, I'd like to let you know that we've chosen a challenge suitable for celebrate the 200th CTC (including one-off challenges and memorial rows). It's a very simple one:
200 seconds (3 mins 20 secs)
No spm restrictions. Standing start.
Hope you all enjoy it, and thanks to everyone who's taken part in or helps support the CTC for all of us to enjoy!"

That is going to be a painfull challange!
PB: 500m 1:24.8 - 1k 3:13 - 2k 6:48 - 5k 18:17 - 6k 21:59 - 30m 8064m - 10k 38:09 60m 15771 HM 1:20:45
SB: 500m 0:00.0 - 1k 0:00 - 2k 0:00 - 5k 18:17 - 6k 00:00 - 30m 0000m - 10k 00:00 60m 00000 HM 0:00:00

Steff
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by Steff » April 28th, 2021, 6:52 am

rtbrouwer wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 5:17 am
"On behalf of Red Line Rowers, I'd like to let you know that we've chosen a challenge suitable for celebrate the 200th CTC (including one-off challenges and memorial rows). It's a very simple one:
200 seconds (3 mins 20 secs)
No spm restrictions. Standing start.
Hope you all enjoy it, and thanks to everyone who's taken part in or helps support the CTC for all of us to enjoy!"

That is going to be a painfull challange!
I agree.

I've set myself the hopeful target of a 7min 2k on 6 June, so by the end of May I should be able to do 1km in the 3 mins 20 secs allowed.
Tonight I did 500m @1:44 r30 for the IRL, albeit after a 5k hard build up and a 1:46.5 500m wu. I expect a bit of pain is required :lol: not!
Stephen, 58yo, 1.85m, 95kg
Bribie Island Australia
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by skkipper » April 28th, 2021, 2:02 pm

Swittenbrink wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 1:13 pm
Skkipper! Almost had you! My fastest was what you posted, couldn't get there with my 2nd interval. Didn't think I had it in me to pull that hard at that rate. As always, thanks for the challenge 😊
Nice job!

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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by skkipper » April 28th, 2021, 2:05 pm

rtbrouwer wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 5:17 am
"On behalf of Red Line Rowers, I'd like to let you know that we've chosen a challenge suitable for celebrate the 200th CTC (including one-off challenges and memorial rows). It's a very simple one:
200 seconds (3 mins 20 secs)
No spm restrictions. Standing start.
Hope you all enjoy it, and thanks to everyone who's taken part in or helps support the CTC for all of us to enjoy!"

That is going to be a painfull challange!
Oof, this is going to be like the 813 m challenge in December but worse because you can't pull harder to finish sooner :lol:

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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by jodyleb » April 28th, 2021, 5:08 pm

Ogre66 wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 4:26 pm
jodyleb wrote:
April 17th, 2021, 4:36 pm
Hi! I hope it’s ok but I think I have just joined your team. Will have a good read through the posts here to work out what I need to do. In the meantime, shall I just carry on rowing?! :D
Jody
Welcome aboard Jody.
Thank you!

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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by allanhallberg » April 30th, 2021, 10:34 pm

First attempt for the month at the new challenge so did 4 warm-up 3min 20's before final go and managed 970m so happy with that. Don't think I'll get to 1k but will try again later in the month to see if any improvement.
Allan
66yo 92kg

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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by AnnaRaeGreen » May 1st, 2021, 11:15 am

Allan - First attempt for me too! Having COVID jab #1 tomorrow so thought I better get it in before my shoulder starts to really ache. (Rowed at 2:30 pace for the first 3 minutes and then put some extra effort in for the last 20 seconds because I didn't want to end with a distance of 666 :) )

BTW - There is a post over on the CTC forum. The pace calculator doesn't allow for times that are not whole numbers of minutes. Even though you still row for 3 minutes 20 seconds and post that distance; when your pace is posted on the CTC, it is calculated using a time of 3 minutes. So, my actual pace of 2:30 got posted as 2:15 - I wish it was my true pace.

Jack - haven't heard from you on the Forum recently - but I see you posted a distance on the April CTC right at the last minute to get us another boat floating. Hope you are doing well!

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skkipper
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by skkipper » May 1st, 2021, 4:32 pm

Half marathon done aaaaand giant blood blister oops.
I get callouses really easily and I think the handle is a little fatter than what would be ideal for me but I do not generally find myself gripping hard, so I definitely did not expect this. But I guess it is my fault for trying to distract myself with tv and not paying attention to form :cry:.

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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by jackarabit » May 1st, 2021, 8:58 pm

AnnaRaeGreen wrote:
May 1st, 2021, 11:15 am
Allan - First attempt for me too! Having COVID jab #1 tomorrow so thought I better get it in before my shoulder starts to really ache. (Rowed at 2:30 pace for the first 3 minutes and then put some extra effort in for the last 20 seconds because I didn't want to end with a distance of 666 :) )

Beats the devil how a brief burst boosts the score.

BTW - There is a post over on the CTC forum. The pace calculator doesn't allow for times that are not whole numbers of minutes. Even though you still row for 3 minutes 20 seconds and post that distance; when your pace is posted on the CTC, it is calculated using a time of 3 minutes. So, my actual pace of 2:30 got posted as 2:15 - I wish it was my true pace.

Free ego boosts are also good.

Jack - haven't heard from you on the Forum recently - but I see you posted a distance on the April CTC right at the last minute to get us another boat floating. Hope you are doing well!

The lightos don’t often leave a seat and 7 points on the table for this old stick!

Anna Rae
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by Marcvo17 » May 1st, 2021, 11:17 pm

The Indoor Rowers League (IRL) season is now over. Our 2 Forum Flyers teams had a total of 19 people registered, and 7 of which completed all of the challenges in the season. And our two teams finished in 20th and 21st place.

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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by Steff » May 2nd, 2021, 3:41 am

skkipper wrote:
May 1st, 2021, 4:32 pm
Half marathon done aaaaand giant blood blister oops.
I get callouses really easily and I think the handle is a little fatter than what would be ideal for me but I do not generally find myself gripping hard, so I definitely did not expect this. But I guess it is my fault for trying to distract myself with tv and not paying attention to form :cry:.
Well done on the looong row. Protect those callouses - hand moisturiser is good after they heal up a bit. And you're right about technique, try to ensure that you take the catch with a push with the feet and 'then' feel the hang of the hands on the handle - you don't need to grip the handle at all - relax :)
Stephen, 58yo, 1.85m, 95kg
Bribie Island Australia
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Swittenbrink
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by Swittenbrink » May 2nd, 2021, 12:54 pm

skkipper wrote:
May 1st, 2021, 4:32 pm
Half marathon done aaaaand giant blood blister oops.
I get callouses really easily and I think the handle is a little fatter than what would be ideal for me but I do not generally find myself gripping hard, so I definitely did not expect this. But I guess it is my fault for trying to distract myself with tv and not paying attention to form :cry:.
Great job on your HM!
32, F, 5'8", 139lbs
PB: 1min 289m, 500m 1:46.7, 1km 4:04.9, 4min 1010m, 2km 8:25.8, 5km 21:39.9, 6km 26:08.5, 30min 6801m, 10km 48:05.5, HM 1:36:21.3, FM 3:20:54.9

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